When students take action in the community their service has lasting impacts socially and emotionally. Transformative experiences can ensue when meaningful action opportunities are embedded into the learning process.
Below are a list of resources that meaningfully engage students in taking action related to specific topics. Each of the resources below connect to one or more of our Pathways to Sustainable Development.
Challenge other classrooms in your school or another school in the district! The Cool School Challenge engages students and teachers in practical strategies to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions school-wide. Learn how it works and discover the materials you'll need.
Recognized in May of each year, Endangered Species Day encourages students to learn about biodiversity and the importance of protecting endangered and threatened species locally and globally. Students also learn about actions they can take to help.
Recognized each May, Food Revolution Day gets kids excited about real food. It’s a chance for a school community to come together within homes, schools, and surrounding communities to cook and share kitchen skills, knowledge, and resources to educate children about food, where it comes from, and how it affects their bodies.
The monarch butterfly is an iconic species that needs our help. Its populations have declined by more than 90% in the past two decades. Provide students with the knowledge and skills to design, develop, and maintain a Monarch Recovery Garden, and use our Monarch Recovery resources as you build learning experiences.
Each March, the National Wildlife Federation celebrates National Wildlife Week by connecting budding conservationists of all ages to the awesome wonders of wildlife. As part of the Eco-Schools USA program, students can take action through several of the environmental pathways to increase their knowledge about and connection to wildlife.
Through Young Reporters for the Environment, students ages 11-19 join an international team of young reporters in 29 countries around the world to investigate environmental issues and propose solutions through creative writing, photography, and videography.
The OneLessStraw pledge campaign strives to educate the public about the dangers of single-use plastic straws, including their effects on our health, our environment, and our oceans. Plastic straws are items that most of us could live without. Schools can be part of the solution by simply saying no to plastic straws. Discover the campaign assets you’ll need for your school to get involved.
Tell your members of Congress to save America's vulnerable wildlife by supporting the Recovering America's Wildlife Act.Read More
Residents are taking the first steps toward recovery for people and wildlife, following the devastating hurricanes that struck the Caribbean last fall.Read More
Take stunning wildlife photos without disturbing your subject.Read More
The Arctic is a unique ecosystem of extremes, but human activities are threatening this incredible wild place.Read More
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